Genomics of Chloroplasts and Mitochondria

  • Ralph Bock
  • Volker Knoop

Part of the Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration book series (AIPH, volume 35)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. Michael W. Gray, John M. Archibald
    Pages 1-30
  3. Jeferson Gross, Debashish Bhattacharya, Karen N. Pelletreau, Mary E. Rumpho, Adrian Reyes-Prieto
    Pages 31-58
  4. B. Franz Lang, Aurora M. Nedelcu
    Pages 59-87
  5. Paul G. Wolf, Kenneth G. Karol
    Pages 89-102
  6. Robert K. Jansen, Tracey A. Ruhlman
    Pages 103-126
  7. Gertraud Burger, Aurora M. Nedelcu
    Pages 127-157
  8. Yang Liu, Bin Wang, Libo Li, Yin-Long Qiu, Jiayu Xue
    Pages 159-174
  9. Andrew H. Lloyd, Mathieu Rousseau-Gueutin, Jeremy N. Timmis, Anna E. Sheppard, Michael A. Ayliffe
    Pages 201-221
  10. Stephan Greiner
    Pages 237-266
  11. Susan Gabay-Laughnan, Kathleen J. Newton
    Pages 267-291
  12. Sabrina Finster, Julia Legen, Yujiao Qu, Christian Schmitz-Linneweber
    Pages 293-321
  13. Teodoro Cardi, Philippe Giegé, Sabine Kahlau, Nunzia Scotti
    Pages 323-355
  14. Jörg Nickelsen, Alexandra-Viola Bohne
    Pages 379-392
  15. Claire Remacle, Veronique Larosa, Thalia Salinas, Patrice Hamel, Nitya Subrahmanian, Nathalie Bonnefoy et al.
    Pages 443-458
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 459-475

About this book


The past decade has witnessed an explosion of our knowledge on the structure, coding capacity and evolution of the genomes of the two DNA-containing cell organelles in plants: chloroplasts (plastids) and mitochondria. Comparative genomics analyses have provided new insights into the origin of plastids and mitochondria by primary and higher-order endosymbioses and uncovered an enormous evolutionary dynamics of organellar genomes. In addition, these studies have greatly helped to clarify phylogenetic relationships, especially in algae and early land plants with limited morphological and anatomical diversity. This book, written by leading experts in plant organelle biology, summarizes our current knowledge about plastid and mitochondrial genomes in all major groups of algae and land plants. It also includes chapters on endosymbioses, plastid and mitochondrial mutants, RNA editing, horizontal gene transfer, gene expression profiling and methods for the genetic transformation of organellar genomes. The book is designed for graduate students and researchers in plant molecular biology, taxonomy, ecology, biotechnology as well as cell and evolutionary biology.


chloroplast genome evolution mitochondrion plastid

Editors and affiliations

  • Ralph Bock
    • 1
  • Volker Knoop
    • 2
  1. 1.POTSDAM-GOLM 14476Germany
  2. 2.Inst. Zelluläre und Molekulare, Botanik (IZMB)Universität BonnBonnGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-2919-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-2920-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-0233
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